View Full Version : Cat 2 cams on a 2009 Firecat....was this the upgrade in the cat cams...?

10-22-2012, 08:22 AM
Bought a new 09 firecat
It doesn't look like it has the upgraded limbs.
but it apparently has the cat 2 cams..
Is the latest upgrade from martin....?

10-22-2012, 08:44 AM
Is there a P in the limb code, like 5Hp? If there is, then pretty sure that those would be the new limbs , the old limbs had only a two digit code....5L...5M...5H Light ...Medium...Heavy, but as always its best to check with some who realy knows, if I'm wrong, pretty sure that some one will be along to tell us so. :)
Congrats on the FireCat , you know what they say here.........No pictures, it did'nt happen :D

10-22-2012, 08:46 AM
Thats a great bow.! I shot the snot outta the one I had without ever an issue.

10-22-2012, 11:31 AM
Cat cams came out in 2008. There were two modules. The short one was from 26" to 29" draw. The longer one had only a couple positions to coincide with 29.5" and 30" draw. In 2009 the cam was basically unchanged, but the module was, having holes to cover the full spectrum of draw lengths. As for the cam, it was more of a name change than anything else. Slightly different machining but nothing major. As for limb changes, it's fairly easy to tell what you have. Older limbs were 1 7/8" wide and marked with a two digit deflection code such as 3H or 5M. The newer limbs (2010) are r 1/2" wide and marked the same as earlier models. 2011/2012 limbs are also 1 1/2" wide but marked like 3HP or 5MP with the "P" meaning powertuff limbs.

10-23-2012, 09:52 AM
to Bfisher what he said and:::

CAT2 cams are improved over CAT.

Another change was the angle of the cables going in and out of the groove.

Less pressure, less cable wear.

geometry and performance same!

10-24-2012, 06:00 PM
I think the limbs are written on by some type of marker
i think that what it says...
pretty sure their the early limbs..

10-24-2012, 08:21 PM
Yep. Nothing wrong with that.
It will be a great bow for someone.!